# Coffee-Break: Crosswords Given Vowels

#### Otis

##### Senior Member
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X O □ □ E X A □ □ O U □ □ E X
X X A X X X I X X X O X X A
X E X X X A X I E E X
X A X U A □ □ E X O X O X X I
X X O X X I X X O O X
X I □ □ O E □ □ E X X O E
X X X X A X X O X I X X X X
X X X A □ □ E X I O I X X
X U X X X O X X E O

Choose two consonants, and use as many copies of each as needed, to complete the crosswords.

These words come from common English (no proper nouns, slang, hyphenations, etc).

ACROSS
once announce
niece
nuance
noon
innocence cone
acne iconic
nun on neon

DOWN
oceanic
cannon an
cancan
niacin
coin
union ion
cocoon in
nonce
canine

#### Otis

##### Senior Member
Ya got it, Romsek. (One of those words was not-so-common, for me. Can't remember ever seein' it.)

I started with the 3-letter down-word, and then puzzled a bit over the other consonant.

#### zoeyw

##### New member
once
announce
niece
nuance
noon
innocence
none
acne
iconic
nun
on
neon
oceanic
cannon
niacin
union
cocoon
canine
canna
coin
ion
an
in

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#### Otis

##### Senior Member
Thanks for posting, zoeyw! I see now that all three of us made mistakes (you, Romsek and I).

My mistake was failing to notice Romsek's mistake.

Romsek's mistake (typing 'cone' instead of 'none') may or may not be a typo, but it's a mistake either way.

You've made two mistakes. Your list is missing a word, and your entry 'canna' is not correct.

#### zoeyw

##### New member
@Otis: Thanks for pointing out the spoiler tag. Will use it in the future. Also, I messed up cancan and missed nonce . Thanks for catching those!

#### Dr.Peterson

##### Elite Member
X O N C E X A N N O U N C E X C
X C X A X X X I X X N X O X X A
X E X N X C X A X N I E C E X N
X A X N U A N C E X O X O X X I
X N X O X N X I X X N O O N X N
X I N N O C E N C E X X N O N E
X C X X X A X X O X I X X N X X
X X X
A C N E X I C O N I C X X
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N U N X X X O N X N X N E O N